We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pulcino

Claimed

Ratings and reviews

#123 of 1,757 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

PRICE RANGE
$23 - $92
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (289)
Filter reviews
128 results
Traveler rating
48
53
18
5
4
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
48
53
18
5
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chicken ravioli piccata truffle soups ice cream old town garden view authentic italian fare young waitress delicious pasta enjoyed our dinner nice meal nice restaurant wine list home made very friendly service
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 128 reviews
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a late night meal at this venue it is located on one of the little side streets of the lake the portions were sizable, the wine list great, ambience was phenomenal.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SandraA09
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Dear SandraA09, Thanks. We are pleased you had a great evening with us. Did you try the house favourite, the Pollastrello (crispy chicken), which is cooked in a special oven? It is delicious. Pulcino is in the Niederdorf neighbourhood which is in the beautiful Old...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019

We can only rate the restaurant on our experience and it was first class. Had a balcony seat for two, meals are very big and our pasta and gnocchi were great. The young lady serving us was very efficient and pleasant. Good value meals for...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Craigp0017
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2019

Dear Craigp0017, Thanks — your experience is what matters most to us. All of us at Pulcino are delighted that we met your first-class standards. We are also very pleased that you enjoyed our food. As for the portions — we're Italian and we love...More

Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We walked in after having looked at the other Italian restaurants in the area and not knowing which to decide on, choosing the last one which was closest to us at the time. The food was very good with perfectly cooked pasta but the service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 114williamn
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Dear 114williamn, Thank you for visiting us and describing the situation in such detail. We apologize for not giving you enough information about the products used in our dishes. We do try to accommodate our guests' dietary requests and our staff is very knowledgeable when...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

We were a crowded group there. Although the food was good, we couldn’t get the meals altogether. While some finished their plates the others just got theirs.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank fulya_arman
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Dear fulya_arman, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write a review. We love having large groups to cater for as it is always a good amount of fun, and we remember your party being a great group to dine with us....More

Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

We were cold, tired and hungry so walking into Pulcino was just what we needed. My companions chose the lemon linguine with courgette and it was deliciously fresh and creamy. I chose the special pasta, cooked al dente with chicken and mushrooms and it was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LouCradd
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Dear LouCradd, Thank you for your warm review and five-star rating. We are pleased you enjoyed your pasta dishes. At Pulcino, we offer classic Italian cuisine as well as our famous oven-roasted chicken dish Pollastrello. Thanks for mentioning the good service. Our team recognises that...More

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We arrived in Zurich quite late, and was staying in the neighborhood so our hotel recommended Pulcino for a nice quiet evening and authentic Italian fare. Initially we were nervous that given it was Friday night and we didn’t have reservation, but they were able...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iamtracex
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Dear iamtracex, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of Pulcino in Zurich's Old City. We are delighted with your five-star recommendation and kind words. We take great pride in serving classic Italian dishes but, of course, our speciality is...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

It was cold. We ordered the chicken soup and chicken pasta. I believe all Asian would lions The chicken soup! It is so delicious! I skipped the wine but just drinking it. The pasta with chicken is yummy, too! Haha there is chickens drawn on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Marvinhk
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Dear Marvinhk, Thank you for your wonderful review of Pulcino, located in Zurich's old town. We are, of course, famous for our chicken dishes ("Pulcino" means "baby chicken"). Our house speciality, the Pollastrello (crispy chicken) is cooked in a special oven built specifically to ensure...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019

A warm haven to go to when it's bitterly cold outside. The entrance is very welcoming as are the staff. various Italian dishes are on offer. We tried different pasta dishes, chicken rosemary and the soups and they were all divine! A bit on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pierre G
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Dear Pierre G, Thank you for your kind words. We pride ourselves on bringing the taste of Italy to Zurich’s old city. Our team strives to make sure you feel welcome from the moment you enter until it’s time for you leave. We are very...More

Reviewed January 2, 2019

Good location in the Zürich city center, Niederdorf, and nice restaurant inside. Good menu with lots offers. Staff friendly but a bit slow specially if the restaurant is very full, but it’s ok. The bill is high! But this is Switzerland! We ate in this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sabrrota
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Dear sabrrota, Thank you so much for visiting us even twice. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our varied Italian specialties so much and spend New Year's Eve with us. In case you haven't tried, we can recommend you next time your legendary...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Makings of a star, ambience wise. Disappointment in food and service. I was on my own (business) so perhaps ignored because of that. Wine forgotten, that and the bread and the main all arriving at the same time. Pasta overcooked. Like I said I wish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank LondonBon_Marche
Adrian_Cassarino, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Pulcino, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Dear LondonBon_Marche, First of all, we'd like to thank you for your visit and for pointing out some areas for improvement in your review. We are disappointed to read that your experience does not match those that many others have enjoyed with us. Our team...More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 139 nearby hotels
Hotel Adler Zurich
1,066 reviews
.01 miles away
Hotel Wellenberg
744 reviews
.01 miles away
Hotel Hirschen
255 reviews
.02 miles away
Hotel Splendid
28 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,283 nearby restaurants
Cicchetteria da Rosa
191 reviews
.04 miles away
Restaurant Swiss Chuchi
2,656 reviews
.01 miles away
Brasserie Louis
555 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 671 nearby attractions
Limmatquai
175 reviews
.07 miles away
Buerkliplatz
233 reviews
.10 miles away
Predigerkirche
46 reviews
.07 miles away
Musee Visionnaire Zurich
7 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pulcino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing